My TF 100 just came. It feels like one of those science kits you would get as a child. But, with the very clear instructions the whole process was surprisingly easy.
Here are the results I got:
PH - 7.5
CL - 5+
FC - 17
CC - 0
CYA - 35
TA - 80
Question on the TA test - I thought the color was more rose pink than red. Do you stop adding drops as soon as it turns from green to the pinky red color or should you just keep adding drops till it gets a darker red? I took the reading and that was 80 and then I added a few more drops to see if the color changed more and it didn't seem to so I went with the original number. Was that right.
So my chlorine is too high I think. I am going to turn the SWG down to 50% and see what happens. I had it on 65%.
According to the SWG manual the CYA should be higher than it is. I will add a little more at a time to see where it goes. I am I understanding correctly that it takes days to show up and should be added in small batches.
We didn't know that the pool builder hadn't added any at all and so I added enough to get it where it is now. I added it right into the skimmer. It was a fine powder.
So, what do you think? Am I on the right track or should I be doing anything else.
I am so glad I got this kit. I am paranoid about algae being in the pool and not realizing it till it is in full bloom. We had an above ground years ago so I am familiar with that.